From a rally of the far-right Jobbik party in a former synagogue to a supposed Jewish conspiracy to control the internet (add that to Hollywood and world government), its our patented World Roundup dated 10/02/14. [divider]
Spain’s Justice Minister said the country owes a debt of gratitude to Jews for spreading the Spanish language and culture. He was speaking after a law passed allowing descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled in 1492 to seek Spanish nationality without giving up their current citizenship.
Hungary’s government has defended the right of far-right party Jobbik to hold a rally in a former synagogue, despite it being accused of anti-Semitism. Enraged Jewish groups condemned the gathering in the city of Esztergom, saying Jobbik was ‘trampling on the graves of Holocaust victims’.
A nearing compensation deal between Turkey and Israel is leading to a thaw in relations. Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, a strong critic of Israel, said talks had led to ‘a new approach’. Israel is due to pay about $20 million after nine Turkish activists were killed at sea by the IDF in 2010.
At the Sochi 2014 Winter Games, Russia’s Jewish community has held a memorial service for the 11 Israelis killed at the 1972 Olympics in Munich. Chief Russian Rabbi Berel Lazar said the memorial would connect and embolden the diaspora. There are five Israelis competing in Sochi.
Country: The Netherlands
The internet has been added to the list of things Jews supposedly control after a Dutch group run by the widow of the first president of the European Central Bank refused to retract its allegations. Stop de Bezetting (‘Stop the Occupation’) says ‘Jews seek to dominate the information flow’.
The University of Thessaloniki is to re-establish Jewish Studies after 80 years. After their expulsion from Spain, Thessaloniki became a centre of Sephardic Jewry for 450 years, but most of the city’s 55,000 Jews were deported to death camps in World War Two and less than 2,000 survived.